On this day: September 14

Published On: Sep 14 2012 12:43:33 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 14 2015 02:00:00 AM EDT

America gets its first lighthouse, the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner" are written, President McKinley dies, and a hurricane closes Disney World for the first time, all on this day.

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2005: Filmmaker Robert Wise, who won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for "West Side Story" and "The Sound of Music," dies of heart attack at age 91 in Los Angeles. Wise was also nominated for Oscars for Best Film Editing for "Citizen Kane" and Best Picture for "The Sand Pebbles." He also directed "The Body Snatcher," "Born to Kill," "The Day the Earth Stood Still," "Run Silent, Run Deep," "The Andromeda Strain" and "Star Trek: The Motion Picture."


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